Thinking about teachers using the iPad, I’ve also been considering the kinds of “add-ons” they might want. Many of the brand name cases, cords, styluses, apps, etc. come with a hefty sticker price. Lately, I’ve begun to notice some budget items – actually some which seem too good to be true. To save our folks the hassle of buying items that turn out to be duds, I’ve purchased a couple of items that seemed almost too inexpensive to be true after searching for iPad accessories in a “low to high” price range. Here’s what I have in hand so far:
- Three pack of universal stylus touch pens ($1.28) – not as responsive as my finger, but not bad either. For the price, I think well worth it.
- Hard cover case (for my iPhone) ($0.99) – this was bundled along with the styluses – and believe it or not, its not a bad product for the buck I paid for it! I’m keeping it as a backup for when my current phone case gives out.
- Leather carrying case with stand for the iPad ($7.45) – this is the one I was most excited about, considering the Apple version is well over $40. It arrived on Friday and I must say its quite nice – I’d recommend this for folks who want a padded case with stand, for a low, low price.
- Car charger for the iPad ($2.16) – this hasn’t arrived yet, so I’ll amend the post once I’ve given it a whirl.
Thus far I’ve spent $11.88 (not including shipping) for cheap stuff for my iPad. (I used the free jumbo calculator function on my iPad to add up the costs.) I actually haven’t been disappointed yet!